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Epidemiol Infect. 2010 Jul;138(7):1012-5. doi: 10.1017/S0950268809991129. Epub 2009 Nov 2.

Measles transmission in immunized and partially immunized air travellers.

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Centre for Disease Control, Department of Health and Families, Northern Territory Government, Australia.


Most cases of measles in Australia are associated with travel or acquired from travellers from overseas. This study presents a series of three secondary cases of measles acquired through contact with a case of infectious measles acquired in China. Two of the cases were fully immunized siblings sitting eight rows behind the index case on a 4(1/2)-h flight from Singapore. The third case was acquired in the airport where the index case was in transit. The report highlights the travel-associated risk of measles and discusses the heredity of vaccine-induced measles immunity.

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